Students using State or Federal Tuition Assistance must report their forms here so that VMASS and the Bursar can ensure proper processing and posting of funds to student accounts.
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Students using Federal Tuition Assistance, regardless of which branch, are required to receive approval for tuition assistance from their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor with Military Services, prior to enrolling in the course that the tuition assistance will be applied. There may be occasions when a student is waitlisted or is having enrollment issues, if that is the case please contact the ESO or VMASS staff for assistance.
Army IgnitED - Evaluated Degree Plans LIVE 1 August 2023
Beginning 1 August 2023, soldiers using Tuition Assistance (TA) are required to provide an Evaluated Degree Plan (EDP) prior to completion of two courses. Be mindful, two courses regardless of credit count is new to Army as we previously used 6 SHs as the catalyst for a Student Degree Plan.
Effective 8 September 2023, Soldiers will no longer be able to request TA for future dated FY23 courses in ArmyIgnitED. Click on the link to the official announcement for more information.
Army IgnitED: How to Verify You Have Approved TA/Processing drops
The student must log into ArmyIgnitEd and select FUNDING REQUESTS. If there are no requests present, then the student does not have approved TA.
Sometimes, students think they are approved for funding after getting their education goal approved. But the Ed Goal is just one step in the process. After Ed Goal creation, the SM must log in and create a request for their class or classes.
If the student puts all classes on the same request, the system cannot auto-approve the request(s). This delays approval because the system flags the student for an “overload” of classes. Putting all classes on a single request also prevents the student from processing drops in the AIportal.